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Weekly Highlights: June 7, 2019

Post Date:06/07/2019 2:47 PM

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Don't miss out! Family Fitness Day is tomorrow, June 8! To celebrate, Parks & Recreation is offering a free Zumba class from 11:00 a.m. - Noon at the Morgan Family Community Center (6207 W. Price Blvd). Stop out and join us.
  • Are you a skater or BMX biker? Save the date for the annual Bike & Skate Competition coming up on June 21 at the North Port Skate Park (5651 North Port Blvd). For more information, go to http://bit.ly/BikeandSkate.
  • At the Aquatics facility, the inner tubes for the lazy river have been ordered, perimeter fencing is being installed around the stretch pool, water meters have been installed by the City, and deck slope grading is complete with ground surfaces being prepped for decking. For the latest photos and construction updates, head to CityofNorthPort.com/Pool.

UTILITIES

  • Utilities Engineer Jennifer Fehrs presented at the Sarasota County Water Quality Summit on Wednesday at Riverview High School.

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 155 incidents. These responses included, three outside fires, 120 EMS calls, six hazardous conditions, 13 service calls, seven good intent calls, and six false alarms.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel taught a CPR/AED/Choking/First Aid course to City Parks & Recreation employees.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT Completed 38 Service Tickets.
  • IT provided technical support for Commission Special Meeting
  • IT Attended ADA compliance webinar by Granicus
  • IT kicked off the Microsoft backup and recovery tool project

POLICE

  • North Port Police Telecommunications staff responded to 473 calls for service, including 44 calls via 911.
  • FREEZE! There are some cold treats coming to good doers across North Port. Thank you Culver's for teaming up with NPPD on Positive Citations. Officers are now out there looking for you. Get caught!

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • NDS BUILDING - Issued 39 New House Permits
  • NDS PLANNING & ZONING - SDR Meeting - Commission Meeting - Ordinance for CPAL 19-028
  • NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - Re-inspection of 55 cases of code violations

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • The Family Service Center got new carpet in the Literacy Volunteers' Suite
  • The Family Service Center also received additional exterior signage to the front of the building

PUBLIC WORKS

  • During the week of May 27, 2019, Solid Waste completed 904 requests for special pick up services. These include bulk collections, container delivery, and electronic/appliance waste pick-ups.
  • During the week of May 27, 2019, Customer Service staff processed 625 via telephone citizen service and/or informational requests.

FINANCE

  • Budget staff is in the process of preparing the fiscal year 2020 City Manager Recommended Budget.
  • Completed the Impact Fee Reports for the month of May.
  • 3 Completed the Bank Reconciliation, Investments Reconciliation, and Commission Reports for May.

WEEKLY RUNDOWN

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 29 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 10 annual memberships, 7 three-month memberships, 5 one-month memberships, 2 city employee memberships, 3 student memberships, and 2 D-Fy memberships.
  • A total of 1,780 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 15 facility rentals for a total of 35.25 hours, 8 Scout House rentals for a total of 16.5 hours, and 6 pavilion rentals for a total of 22 hours.
  • Summer Camp is underway! Parent Orientation was held on Thursday May 30. This week, all campers enjoyed a field trip to Calusa Park, while teen camp also enjoyed knocking down some pins with bowling at Treasure Lanes and a stop by Dallas White Park .
  • Projects in progress include: Atwater shade installation, Boundless Adventures Playground Phase II; North Port Aquatic Center; and CAPRA Accreditation.
  • Aquatic staff conducted Head Lifeguard interviews. Once that position is filled they will begin looking to hire for the other lifeguard positions. The team is also in the process of reviewing Pool Technician applications in preparation for setting up those interviews.
  • RFQ’s for North Port Aquatic Center concession distributors are completed and have been sent out to potential vendors.
  • Aquatics team gathered info on local CO2 distributors to begin purchasing process for this specific water balancing component.
  • Staff conducted the monthly on-air interview with 97.5 WKDW with John Rawlings. In addition, staff facilitated sessions at the Parent Learning Academy for Atwater Elementary School and Glenallen Elementary School.
  • Staff is working hard on signage development and obtaining creative services for the North Port Aquatic Center. In addition, attraction naming suggestions were submitted and approved by City Manager:
  • Staff attended Executime training which will be used in the management of North Port Aquatic Center staff. They also met with Commercial Energy Specialists, Nu-Sons & RDC to discuss the electrical planning for the pumps and chemical delivery systems. Finally, the Pulsar 500 chemical sanitizer systems have been delivered and are ready to be installed.
  • Parks Maintenance got their mulch on, adding it to shrub areas throughout the Garden of the Five Senses. In addition, they also leveled out the playground wood-chips at Dallas White Park.
  • Picnic tables at Highland Ridge Park were re-positioned and shrubs at both the Mullen Center and Warm Mineral Springs were trimmed. Meanwhile, the picnic area and signage at Dallas White Park received a good cleaning.
  • Parks Maintenance also installed floor protection at the Morgan Family Gym for a reservation.
  • Staff also repaired the outside basketball court fencing at Butler Park in addition to fencing at Oaks Park.

UTILITIES

  • R/O membranes have been replaced. Testing has begun for R/O startup.
  • Elevator annual inspection has been completed.
  • Staff attended NP Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast.
  • Three 4” valves were replacement in the area of Mola St, Galliard Av, Culebra Av, San Pablo Av, Alam Av and Gatun St., and a temporary boil water notice has been issued.
  • Staff attended West Villages construction status meeting.
  • 400’ of HDP was installed at Lift Station 23 and final tie in was completed.
  • Tie in was completed at the West Villages Marketplace.
  • Utilities staff met with the West Villages contractor regarding water main relocation at US41 and West Villages Parkway.
  • Field crews installed new residential service accounts.
  • Repaired four residential water services.
  • Meter change outs and register exchanges continue throughout the city.
  • Staff continues to participate in CPR training.

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port residents called in four smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 20 detectors and replaced 20 batteries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel approved 25 P-card transactions and processed 14 invoices totaling $56,931.47 for goods and services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel taught a CPR/AED/Choking/First Aid course to City Parks & Recreation employees.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended a Firefighter Mental Health Symposium at the State Fire College in Ocala Florida.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel hosted a stroke program review provided by Bayfront Health Port Charlotte staff and for department Medical Directors.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed EMS practical skills evaluations with EMS Field Training Officers.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel met with EMS billing representatives for review of the current billing processes.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel held a Flag Ceremony for retired Battalion Chief Frank DeAngelis.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted code research and review concerning fire and life safety inquiries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel investigated and followed up on one complaint regarding fire and life safety conditions or deficiencies.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed nine commercial plan reviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted one formal site visit at Mattress Firm on Tamiami Trail.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended two formal consultations with the Atlanta Braves representatives regarding their project.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended a Pre-Application Meeting for the Toledo Blade Center; PRE-19-113, Central Parc; PRE-19-121 and Pre-Construction Meeting for the Oasis, Phase Two; INF-15-174.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed three Major Site Development Plan Reviews for North Port Aquatic Center Parking Lot; MAS-17-216, Tire Kingdom/Coastal Car Wash; MAS-18-127 and Kenvil Road Apartments; MAS-18-078, one Infrastructure Plan Review for the Oasis at West Villages, Phase Three; INF-19-116 and one Sub-Division Construction Plan Review for Oasis at West Villages, Phase Two; SCP-19-115.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one fire underground rough inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed 21 annual and 33 follow-up inspections.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT continues the implementation project of TRACKiT
  • IT Continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project.
  • IT Continues the development of NPWeb 2.0 – our city Intranet site
  • IT Attended ADA compliance webinar by Granicus
  • IT kicked off the Microsoft backup and recovery tool project

POLICE

  • The Traffic Unit conducted enforcement in the following locations during the week of 05/28 – 06/04:
    • Tamiami Trail at West Villages Parkway
    • Toledo Blade Boulevard at Kenvil Drive
    • Atwater Drive (between Hillsborough Blvd and Price Blvd)
    • South River Road at East River Road
    • Winchester Boulevard (between Prospect Rd and River Rd)
  • Warnings Issued: 29
  • Citations Issued: 152
  • Criminal Citations Issued: 5
  • Arrests Made: 4
  • Crashes Department Wide: 27

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PLANNING & ZONING

  • SDR Meeting for City of NP Boundless Playground Walking Path
  • 11 projects currently under review with 7 additional projects preparing for review
  • Zoning Conducted 108 Inspections

CODE ENFORCEMENT

  • 53 Initial Inspections

Verbal Warnings

  • 32 Notices of Violation
  • 55 Re-inspections
  • 49 Cases Closed
  • 199 Telephone Calls

BUILDING

  • Issued 39 new house permits
  • Issued 37 miscellaneous permits
  • Reviewed 13 spot surveys
  • Reviewed 16 as built surveys 
  • Telephones Calls Handled by Agent 315

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff completed four LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff distributed two bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff completed one Season of Sharing financial application for financial assistance
  • Staff completed 99 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed 28 prescreens for financial assistance

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Solid Waste:
    • Residential Garbage Collected: 475 tons
    • Residential Recycling Collected: 174 tons
    • Commercial Cardboard: 4 tons
    • Commercial Garbage: 197 tons

FINANCE

  • Processed $2,552,199.74 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 6 purchase orders, 12 p-card approvals, 32 vendor/contract updates, and 39 Certificates of Insurance.
  • Processed payroll change notices and month end.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Conducted 37 lien searches.
  • Entered 18 Certificates of Occupancy.
  • Processed 5 new travel authorizations and closed 4.
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